Settlers of Catan

Catan new base game box front

Players take on the role of recent immigrants to the newly populated island of Catan. Expand your colony through the building of settlements, roads, and villages by harvesting commodities from the land around you. Trade sheep, lumber, bricks and grain for a settlement, bricks and wood for a road, or try to complete other combinations for more advanced buildings, services and specials.

Trade with other players, or at local seaports to get resources you might lack. The first player to achieve 10 points from a combination of roads, settlements, and special cards wins.

Clever mechanics and a nice balance between strategy and luck make this an ideal gateway game. Settlers of Catan may be expanded both thematically (Seafarers of Catan, Cities and Knights, Traders and Barbarians, and Explorers and Pirates) and numerically (Settlers of Catan 5-6 Players).

Winner of the Spiel des Jahres 1995.

  • 3 to 4 players
  • ages 12 and up
  • 90 minutes 

© Karin Belanger 2018